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Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles Open Thread

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Location - Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA

Time - 4:15 pm

Radio - 94 WYSP, 610 WIP, Sirius 123

TV - CBS3 (National Game)

For a Pittsburgh perspective check out Behind the Steel Curtain

Interesting stats

The Eagles have not played the Steelers in Philly since 1997. Andy Reid has a 6-2 record against the AFC North, while Steelers QB Ben Roethlesberger has a 13-2 career record against the NFC.

What to watch for

With one TD pass Donovan McNabb will pass Ron Jaworski on the Eagles all time TD passes list. With a hundred yards receiving today, Desean Jackson will become the first rookie in NFL history to start this career with 3 straight 100 yard games.

Bottom Line

The Eagles are at home. A loss here would drop them below the .500 mark. A loss here would make 2 losses to playoff teams and a win against one of the worst teams in football... See where I'm going? We need this one. The Eagles showed against Dallas on Monday night that they can play with the best teams in the league, they need to show against Pittsburgh today that they can beat the best teams in the league.

Prediction

When I saw this game on schedule before the season started, I'll admit that I was not very confident. In my head I had it chalked up as a loss. Maybe it's the explosive offensive start to the year, maybe it's all the pundits saying the Eagles are one of the better teams in the league.... but I actually feel very confident that the Eagles will bounce back with a win here. Let's hope the Birds reward that confidence.

Eagles 27 Steelers 17